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ORU Opens Homestand with Southern Utah Saturday

ORU Opens Homestand with Southern Utah Saturday

The Basics

Game Eight
Oral Roberts
(3-4, 0-0) vs. Southern Utah (2-3, 0-0)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 / 2 p.m.
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network
Live Stats: vs. Southern Utah
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)

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ORU Notes  |   Southern Utah Notes  |  Summit League Notes

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TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team begins a three game homestand Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds from the Big Sky Conference at the Mabee Center.

The game will be streamed online via ORU Sports Network. Fans may also view the live stats, see link below, or follow the Golden Eagles on Twitter, @ORUWBB.

Important Links

ORU Game Notes: vs. Southern Utah
Opponent Notes: Southern Utah
Summit League Notes:
Week Four
Live Stats: vs. Southern Utah
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network

About the Opponent

  • Southern Utah is currently 2-3 on the season and is coming off of a 67-64 win against BYU. Last season, the Thunderbirds finished 12th in the Big Sky Conference.
  • The Thunderbirds are led by Breanu Reid who is averaging 12.4 points per game and shooting 38 percent from the field. Rebecca Cardenas averages 6.8 rebounds per game.
  • Southern Utah returned three starters from last season and added four newcomers.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face Southern Utah for the 33rd all-time meeting between the two programs.
  • The Golden Eagles hold a 21-11 all-time record against the Thunderbirds.
  • In their last meeting, the Golden Eagles beat Southern Utah, 54-47, in Cedar City, Utah, on February 25, 2012.
  • A win for the Golden Eagles would give the women's team their third consecutive victory over Southern Utah.
  • Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 10.0 points per game.
  • Lakota Beatty averages 13.9 points per game and leads the team in field-goal percentage at 50.7 percent.
  • Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 13.6 points per game off the bench and is currently leading the Summit League in free throws made and is tied for 7th in the nation.
  • As a whole, ORU is tied for 17th in the nation in overall three-point field goals made.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds a 94-97 overall head coaching record.
  • ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.


For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at or in the App Store. 


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